• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring on the multitouch

    • Written by from Oxford

    When I bought the Magic Mouse over a year ago, I thought I'd never need another desktop control peripheral again. I just received my Magic Trackpad in the mail last night and I'm already in love. The fact that the thing is so large is a huge plus. It uses all of the same functionality of the trackpads of the MacBook line, but wirelessly and in a larger size. As someone with larger hands, this makes multitouch gestures so much easier than on a MacBook's smaller trackpad. That being said, the Magic Trackpad really is the future of user-computer interface. With the release of OX Lion coming sometime this summer, multi-touch is becoming one of most important aspects of interface Apple will be focussing on with all they've learned with iPad and iPhone. Having tested Lion with a basic MacBook trackpad, I can tell that using the Magic Trackpad will be the ONLY way to go with OSX Lion.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy and wow

    • Written by from 上海

    this magic trackpad is really good and convenient, and it is really small so i can take it anywhere!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The End of the Mouse

    • Written by from New York

    This is so much easier to navigate than a mouse. No picking it up and putting it down, and if you have a macbook and are familiar with the multitouch tools, this just allows you to continue that on the iMac. Makes navigating and stylish!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by from Louisville

    I thought the Magic Mouse was awesome, making all other mice pathetic, but this magic trackpad is even more awesome, and just makes all the mice seem as obsolete, antiquious novelties of yesteryear.

    I hate the average trackpad on laptops, including my Macbook, but the Magic track pad is the end all be all. Been using the track pad for about an hour, and have disregarded then Magic mouse
    Apple does it again....

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Columbia

    This thing is awesome. Now I have keyboard, wacom tablet and trackpad. That's all I ever needed. Thanks Apple for doing great job!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... after you get used to it.

    • Written by from Miami

    Initially I didn't liked it. It felt strange, but after using is for about two months, and finally understanding how it does its magic, I find that I like it more and more everyday.

    For example: I configured a 5 finger click with BetterTouchTool to activate Divvy an it really helps to improve my workflow.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical indeed - casted a spell on this skeptic

    • Written by from Bellevue

    A few things: I love Apple product, I love computer mice, I never write reviews -- ever.

    But this thing is THAT good. At the very least, try one and return it if you don't like it. I'm a graphic designer and I've had the current unibody Macbook Pro with its large multi-touch trackpad. While it was great, the best laptop trackpad I've ever used, I still found myself preferring a mouse. Needless to say, the concept of putting a Trackpad on my desk to use with my Mac Pro workstation was ludicrous -- or was it?

    I've move to a home office and have a lot of things on my desk. I mainly use a Wacom Cintiq to draw directly onscreen and a wired Intuos 3 to control my 2nd monitor (where I keep my palettes) for a mouse/trackpad-free experience. I use the graphic pens 75-80% of my day. A magic mouse was my pointer of choice for non-design needs.

    I've always had to rearrange my desktop to fit this need and make room for moving my hand around with a mouse. Well no more!! I tried the Magic Trackpad and was instantly hooked. It's simple -- the HUGE size of the trackpad eliminated all my "complaints" about using the Macbook's trackpad. Functionally, they are identical, but in this case, size matters. It's THE best pointing device (besides graphic pens for my art and design) that I've ever used. I've tried them all, btw (nubbs, trackpads, trackballs, mice). Tracking is smooth & ACCURATE. Multi-touch is ACCURATE and easy to use, not to mention nifty.

    PROS:
    • LARGE size
    • Multi-touch gestures & clicking
    • Stationary object on desktop

    CONS:
    • $70, really? Sigh... I am at apple.com after all.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I finally broke down and bought the Magic Trackpad and love it! I have been using the Magic Mouse for a while and decided that I would get the Trackpad today and have not been disappointed yet. I have little desk space and this fits perfectly on my desk and allows me to use the same functions that i use on my Mac Air.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't used a mouse since day one of owning this!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Instead of trying to conjure up every superlative to describe my absolute adoration for this product, let me tell you that prior to owning my iMac (the 27" 2010 version), I had been a big fan of IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. This is relevant because I had always hated the trackpads that came with most laptop computers, which had always been one of the most significant reasons that I much preferred the ThinkPad's hallmark Trackpoint "stick" over all other laptops' touch-based pads.

    Having said that, I also loved the Magic Mouse that came with my iMac, but it took less than 15 minutes of playing around with this awesome new Apple gadget until I boxed up my Magic Mouse, which I had gotten to like quite a bit actually. It is just so wonderfully natural and the generous amount of 1-4 finger gestures make it much more versatile - and FUN - than any mouse could ever hope to be. I also love the understated design and the fact that it screams sophistication and beauty at the same time.

    It is also clear that my next notebook will be the 17" MacBook Pro with its large trackpad, as this appropriately named Magic Trackpad is the culmination of years' worth of hard work and experience with touch and gesture based input devices with the various MacBook Pro's (and Air's) as well as the touch screen controlled iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

    If I was forced to come up with one issue that I didn't like about it, I would have to say "Sorry, I guess you'll have to shoot me, because I really can't". The most I could come up with is the fact that it drains the battery relatively quickly. When I bought this, I also purchased the Apple battery charger, which quickly paid for itself in batteries that I did not need to buy.

    Go get one! I would have paid twice as much for it. ;-)

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from Delta

    I recently purchased a new iMac along with the touchpad. I have grown accustomed to the touchpad on my laptops and I thought I would like it. I love it! It responds beautifully and has a huge area for movement. I have hardly used the Magic Mouse since giving this a try. I highly recommend it.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Magic Mouse

    • Written by from EDWARDSVILLE

    MTP works great with my iMac - Magic Mouse was Sluggish - Magic Track Pad has more features than the track pad on my MBP's... I really like it...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

    • Written by from South Amboy

    Like Always, another amazing apple product. I honestly didn't expect much from this product. I got it because i needed a mouse (my original mighty mouse was barely functioning anymore). My friend suggested the track pad so i figured why not. No regrets, The touch sensitivity is just amazing. Great job!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Device!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I have a MacBook Pro 13' and I use the Magic Trackpad with it. I also own a Magic Mouse.
    The trackpad is extremely useful for surfing the web from a distance.
    Also, the size of the trackpad is just right- its a wonderful size. I enjoy using it beside my MacBook Pro because I find the Magic Trackpad to be slightly more pleasant.
    I would highly recommend this product.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch screen of the future

    • Written by from El Paso

    This is the way multitouch is meant to be.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    trackpad

    • Written by from Levittown

    If you have arthritis l like me, you are gonna love this trackpad. Its sure takes the strain of grabbing for the mouse. You can lean back in you chair and rest the pad on the chair arm and still point and click.

    Love this gizmo!

    MK
    a new member of apple

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The product you've been waiting for

    • Written by from Livonia

    I have had a Mighty Mouse for a few years on my iMac. I've never liked it, the trackball was always getting too dirty to register scrolling, the left click was unresponsive, and it just wasn't very ergonomic.

    The Magic Trackpad solves ALL of those problems and adds a handful of awesome features like multi-touch gesturing.

    Using the trackpad is beneficial in other ways too: it takes up less room than your normal movement area for a mouse, plus it feels so much better on your hands to use. The glass surface makes for a beautiful and sleek feeling package that will no doubt inspire you to throw your mouse out the window.

    Perfect for anyone, especially those using DAWs and Editing software.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I expected...

    • Written by from Dothan

    My Story. I really wanted this thing from the first day it came out and saw all the good reviews it was getting, and then I forgot about it. I think because I started a new job as a designer and thought that my Magic Mouse was the perfect mouse I bought one eight hours ago and have used it all day with the same powerful workflow that I get from any mouse out there. The gestures are seamless, the pad is PERFECT size and weight. I think I will not be using a mouse for a while after this great product!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I Chose Magic Trackpad Over Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Winkler

    I needed to replace my mouse so I thought about upgrading to a Magic Mouse.

    When I saw the Magic Trackpad, I had to make a tough decision. Which one would suit my needs better?

    After Apple's last keynote I knew right away what I wanted. They previewed OS X Lion and I saw all the cool multi-touch features that will be integrated into the operating system.

    It's so much easier to do multi-touch on a trackpad than on a mouse. The trackpad is larger and it doesn't move around as easily as a mouse. I especially like browsing the web with my page swipe gestures.

    Great product Apple!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from quincy

    I bought it because it matches perfectly with my Apple BT keyboard, the pair look really cool with the 27" iMac. however, it took a little time to get use to. funny that I seriously considering to return it. But after keeping it for a few days, got use to the no mouse click and the finger gesture combination, I like it so much now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Orleans

    Just bought this from the Apple store. Shipping was fast.. 2 days to Canada.. as expected, was up and running with the trackpad in 2 minutes... peel off the protective film, turn on the trackpad, and let your Mac pick the bluetooth signal... a couple of clicks later, trackpad is ready to go!

    Within a few minutes of using it, I know it will transform my desktop experience forever... I just wish I had one of these for my Windows pc at work!

    5 of 5 people found this useful